The biggest question for me is when they want to fix the bug i reported over 1 year ago:
All they need to do is to execute isohybrid on the iso image, then it is hybrid. But no, they only want to use a stupid tool to put the content of the iso image onto an usb key using syslinux from live mode. I have got of course replacement scripts to do that too WITHOUT the need to boot ubuntu, but hybrid mode would be even simpler. Why on earth is it needed to use a 3rd party tool to create a bootable usb key? You can try it youself, install syslinux then do:
I use most of the times image-writer to put it onto usb but that's just a security issue as it checks the removeable flag not to write it onto internal hd. Basically you can use cp, cat or whatever you want to use to put it onto a not mounted usb key. There should be a phoronix article about that STUPID ubuntu only issue!